“If you own a pet in Malaysia, you’ll find that it’s rather difficult to find beautiful pet accessories here.”

Founder of Haiwan, Win Nie 

Haiwan is a local pet supplies company and it was born out of founder Win Nie’s passion to bridge the market gap of pet accessories.

Their aim is to bring pet owners a wide range of curated and bespoke luxury pet accessories from all over the world to Malaysia.

It all stemmed from ruff beginnings

“When I first adopted Chanel, I hunted everywhere I could in Malaysia to find her the perfect collar but there were none that caught my eye. I finally found her collar overseas, and thought perhaps there could be picky pet owners like me in Malaysia as well—so here we are!” shared Win Nie.

Chanel currently wears a handmade, customised leather and brass collar with her name on it. But it’s more than just collars for Haiwan, they have accessories as well, which were created out of sheer necessity.

A year ago, Chanel woke up paralysed from the waist down. After undergoing several surgeries and hospitalisations, she has regained 70% of the usage of her back legs. However, she’s lost the function of her bladder. 

Having had to care for a handicapped dog made Win Nie realise the discomfort traditional plastic cones causes to pets in pain. Plus, there are the difficulties in sourcing for a sturdy and well-fitted life jacket for Chanel, who’s been prescribed with hydrotherapy.

“It is through all these experiences that I realised that there is a gaping hole for pet accessories as such in Malaysia. All of Haiwan’s pet accessories are sourced and curated with the well-being of pets in mind. Therefore, Haiwan is friendly for all pets such as dogs, cats and even rabbits. We want to present ourselves as a brand that is inclusive towards all animals,” Win Nie shared.

Well-fitted accessories for your pets to feel all Downtown Tabby

As an owner of two medium-sized dogs myself, the struggles of choosing a collar is real. Besides dragging my dogs to a pet shop, there really is no other way but to eyeball and imagine how a collar would look on them.

Hence, I was personally elated when I found out about Haiwan.

With their comprehensive measuring guide for different product categories such as collars, pillow cones, life jackets and beds as well as a live chat service on the website to guide you through the measurement, said problems are put to rest.

However, for the moment, aesthetically-pleasing collars are only available for smaller pets as they are easier to find. But Win Nie is more than determined to bring in beautiful collars for larger dog breeds too.

What this means for our fur friends

With Haiwan’s products shipping Malaysia-wide, there are options for your pets instead of the regular surgery cone. 

Win Nie shared that her products are often mistaken as props or for human use. And more often than not, their faces would light up as she explains that these are alternatives to the traditional surgery cones. 

“And many have loved the idea of a mini shark or prawn sashimi floating in the pool,” she continued, in reference to the pet life jackets.

With the most popular product being the Donut and Bread cones, we can’t help but to commend Win Nie for bringing in such adorable yet functional items to the market.

The prices of her items are nowhere near bargain prices, but they’re definitely worth it, considering the aesthetic functionalities.

To get more updates on Haiwan’s latest products, follow their aesthetic Instagram page here.

Haiwan

Website: Haiwan

All Image Credits: Haiwan

 
 
Also Read
Prosperity Is Looking Pretty Cute With These Customisable CNY-Themed Cupcakes!

CNY2021 Deal: Customisable Chinese New Year cupcakes from The Cakery, with flavours like Butter, Pandan Gula Melaka, Nutella, and Chocolate..

Grand Hyatt KL Has Created A Dining Experience That Feeds Our Wanderlust

Here's what The Grand Getaway experience at Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur is like, combining fine dining with an audiovisual show.

These Layered Cheesecakes In Glass Jars Are Cute And Convenient To Indulge In!

We try out Little Chindian Bakes delicious cheesecakes in jars, which come in Nutella Biscoff or Lotus Biscoff chessecake flavours.

We Tried This Home Baker’s Version Of Queen Elizabeth’s Favourite Chocolate Biscuit Cake

We taste 3 favourites from local baker The Dessert Bar: refreshing Mango Delight, Her Majesty’s Cake & the Cookie Monster’s Cookie.

We Styled A Pinterest-Worthy Bedroom To Match These RM50 Comfy Fitted Sheet Sets

Here are some of the designs available for the Christmas promo deals from AT&IN, which include pillows, pillowcases and fitted sheet sets.

By Buying Martabaks From Tetangga Kita, You’re Also Contributing Funds To Frontliners

With the Makasih Ya campaign, proceeds from Tetangga Kita sales including thick or crispy Indonesian-style martabaks are donated to frontliners in Malaysia.

Tried-And-Tested: A Close Look At This New Space-Saving Mixer That’s A M’sian Brand!

We test out the performance of the KM-B5 Malaysian designed mixer from Kitmens, which comes with a LCD dial, and 3 attachments.

Oh My Cheeses, This M’sian Has Made 61 Different Types Of Cheese And A Monthly Cheese Box

Local cheese maker D'Artisan Handmade Cheese has a wide variety of cheese and even a monthly cheese subscription box with unique and rare artisanal cheese.